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What could cause psoas abscess?

Infection elsewhere

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Used to be TB was major factor. Now it is more from appendicitis, kidney infection, diverticulitis, spine infection
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Dr. Audie Rolnick answered:

Signs and symptoms of psoas abscess?

Pain

Abscess
PAIN, temperature, chills,
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Is it possible for a psoas abscess to return?

Yes

If it is inadequately drained or if ineffective antibiotics are used or if antibiotics are stopped too soon a psoas abscess can recur. These are frequently associated with discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis which if not adequately treated can lead to recurrence of the psoas abscess.
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Can a psoas bursitis MRI be mistaken for a psoas abscess?

Yes

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This can happen - Additional imaging techniques can be used - this includes adding infusion or dye studies. Also needle guided asoiration can be used to supplement diagnostic testing
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Is psoas abscess completely curable? If yes, what is the time period?

Depends

Abscess
Psoas abscesses seldom occur as primary lesions. They are a result of some other underlying infectious process. Time to cure is dependent on eradication of the primary problem, the nature of the organism involved and the type of therapy given. It is curable, but suggest strongly that you be seen by an infectious diseases consultant.
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If detected at an early stage, can Koch's Spine with Psoas Abscess be cured only with medication (without surgery) ?

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When talking early stages it is possible to cure this problem, whenever there is abscess we have to drain the abscess some time you could do that under Cat can guidance if there are no bone destruction things will be fine, if there is bone destruction you have to clean that out by the way of surgery.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

My wife is 29 & is diagnosed with Koch's spine with (Lt) Psoas Abscess,Paraplegia/Bladder Affection.She's under treatment.Will she be cured?

Koch's disease

Bladder
This is tuberculosis affecting the spinal column. It can obvious extend to areas adjacent to the spinal segment(s) involved such as the psoas muscle, and can also cause interruption of nervous pathways resulting in paralysis. She will probably be cured of tuberculosis, but to what degree her neurologic impairment will reverse is very problematic and will require much time and patience.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

Apart from treatment & medication, does high protein intake enhance the recovery process of patients suffering from Koch's Spine & Psoas Abscess?

I think it dose

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A high-protein diet is recommended by many medical professionals for healing wounds or burns, because protein helps repair the body's organs and tissues. Lack of protein may decrease a person's immune system and his ability to heal from sickness and injuries. Eating a diet rich in protein from natural sources, and possibly from supplementation, may speed healing and decrease recovery time.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

My 22 yr old is recovering from an infected abscess psoas how long will it take for her to be pain free?

Psoas abscess

Abscess
This depends upon the organism causing the abscess, the location of the primary infection leading to the abscess and other factors. Often this begins from a spinal or paraspinous infection and these can be very painful. Talk to her doctors.
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What is liver abscess?

Pus

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in the liver. Usually caused by spread of a distant infection, it can also form after parasite infections of the GI tract or even tumors of the liver that grow too fast and die (necrosis). Management is with antibiotics and percutaneous drainage, rarely needs open surgery
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